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Leprino Foods Company Manager, RandD Test Kitchen in Denver, Colorado

Leprino FoodsLeprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is anEEO/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/VeteranManager, RandD Test KitchenUS-CO-DenverJob ID: 2021-6516Type: Regular Full-Time# of Openings: 1Category: OtherDenverOverviewLeprino Foods' history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino familyfirst started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets andeateries in Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, we are thelargest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leadingproducer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we've set oursights to become the World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we're looking for our secretingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do.From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grownto over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us onFor our Denver corporate headquarters, we are seeking a Manager, RandDTest Kitchen. The Manager, RandD Test Kitchen is responsible for theefficient operation of the Product Applications Test Kitchen through theeffective management of resources. This includes people development within thefunction, including hiring and promoting for success, technical andleadership development, performance management, organizational planning,and coaching their team on the effective evaluations of products. TheManager, RandD Test Kitchen supports the entire Global Quality, Researchand Development division through the effective evaluation of products(cheese and whey) for specified functional attributes. This position leadsa team of 8-12 Technicians and Associate Scientists assuring productevaluations are done in a timely and accurate manner. This position has astrong knowledge of our products, product requirements, and the customerapplication these products are used under. In addition, this positionensures smooth and accurate evaluations of products so that productacceptability can be determined against defined product specific performance reWe Ask Of You To:Leadership* Manages staff and departmental resources to ensure the completion ofassigned projects and routine deliverables are met in an efficient,effective and timely manner.* Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; hiring andpromoting for success; appraising job results; training and coachingemployees; developing and enforcing policies, procedures, andproductivity standards.* Identifies and monitors key performance indicators for department such as:quality of customer service, staff proficiency, dependability ofresults, and plant support.Test Kitchen* Oversees the effective management, organization, and utilization ofresources in the Product Applications kitchen through planning,scheduling, validation, and communication of finished product testing.* Manages kitchen efficiencies and structure.* Ensures the evaluation methods being provided are accurate and beingfollowed.Prevents Problems Before They Happen* Prevents Problems Before They Happen through training, continuousimprovement and root cause analysis activities.* Identifies opportunities before they become a problem focusing on root causeanalysis and preventative action.* Develops formal standard operating procedures used to train staff and plantpersonnel when new processes or formulations are created.Return on Investment Capital (ROIC) Improvement* Improves the Company ROIC via increased productivity, asset utilization,waste reduction and margin enhancement.You Have (Mandatory Qualifications):* Bachelor's degree in food technology, food science, dairy science,microbiology, or chemistry* At least eight years of experience in an institutional kitchen* At least two years of leadership/people development experience* At least three years of food manufacturing, product development or qualityassurance experience in the dairy segment* Experience with Stage G

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